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In the [[wizarding world]], there are several '''schools''' for teaching young [[Wizardkind|witches and wizards]] [[magic]]. These schools generally only accept students from the country in which the school is based in, though some, like [[Durmstrang Institute]], accept any student willing to learn there, but may have other restrictions in place, such as not allowing anyone who is [[Muggle-born]]. Traditionally, there has been a rivalry among the various magical schools, and, as such, most schools are hidden both from [[Muggle]]s and outsiders, with those not in attendance only vaguely aware of the school's general location.
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In the [[wizarding world]], there are eleven<ref name="durmstrangpottermore">[[Pottermore]] - "[http://www.pottermore.com/en-us/book4/chapter15/moment2/durmstrang Durmstrang Institute]</ref> '''schools''' for teaching young [[Wizardkind|witches and wizards]] [[magic]]. These schools generally only accept students from the country in which the school is based in, though some, like [[Durmstrang Institute]], accept any student willing to learn there, but may have other restrictions in place, such as not allowing anyone who is [[Muggle-born]]. Traditionally, there has been a rivalry among the various magical schools, and, as such, most schools are hidden both from [[Muggle]]s and outsiders, with those not in attendance only vaguely aware of the school's general location.
   
The book ''[[An Appraisal of Magical Education in Europe]]'' covers the publicly avalible information on various wizarding schools in [[Europe]].
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The book ''[[An Appraisal of Magical Education in Europe]]'' covers the publicly available information on various wizarding schools in [[Europe]].
   
 
==Known wizarding schools==
 
==Known wizarding schools==
 
===General===
 
===General===
The three largest and most-well known schools in Europe are [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], located in [[Scotland]], [[Beauxbatons Academy of Magic]], located in [[France]], and [[Durmstrang Institute]], located in northern [[Scandinavia]]. These three schools are connected via a competition known as the [[Triwizard Tournament]], with the winning school getting [[Triwizard Cup|a trophy]] to take back home.
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#[[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] ([[Scotland]])
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#[[Beauxbatons Academy of Magic]] ([[France]])
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#[[Durmstrang Institute]] ([[Scandinavia]])
   
Outside of Europe, known general magic schools include [[Mahoutokoro]] in [[Japan]] and an [[Brazilian wizarding school]] of unknown name.
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The above three schools are the largest and most well-known in all of Europe; they are connected via a competition known as the [[Triwizard Tournament]], with the winning school receiving a [[Triwizard Cup|trophy]] to take back home.
   
===Specific areas of study===
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#[[Mahoutokoro]] ([[Japan]])
Outside of general education, the wizarding world offers specialised schools of learning as well. Such schools include the [[Academy of Broom Flying]], [[Charm School]], and the [[Wizarding Academy of Dramatic Arts]]. Though it is focused on a young wizard's general education, Durmstrang could, in a sense, be considered a specialised school as well, as it accepts students from a wider ranger of countries and is the only known school (excepting Hogwarts for [[1997-1998 school year|one year]]) to offer [[Dark Arts (class)|a course]] in learning the [[Dark Arts]].
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#[[Koldovstoretz]] ([[Russia]])
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#[[Uagadou School of Magic]] ([[Africa]])
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With Hogwarts, the above three schools are connected via the [[Wizarding Schools Potions Championship]],  with the winning school receiving a golden cauldron. 
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In addition to the above, there are five other wizard schools including [[Brazilian wizarding school|one in Brazil]] and [[American wizarding school|one in the United States of America]]. 
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Considering there's only eleven schools, it's possible that a few of the schools work on a more regional level, such as accepting students from nearby countries in the fashion of Beauxbatons, or could act on the Durmstrang system, accepting anyone from any country as long as they're there to learn magic.
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===Specific areas of study===
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Outside of general education, the wizarding world offers specialised schools of learning as well. Such schools include the [[Academy of Broom Flying]], [[Charm School]], and the [[Wizarding Academy of Dramatic Arts]].
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*A [[Salem Witches' Institute]] is mentioned in ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''. However, it is unclear if this is meant to be a wizarding school, or rather some other sort of wizarding institution, such as an [[United States of America|American]] wizarding counterpart to the real-world [[Wikipedia:Women's Institutes|Women's Institutes]].
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*The [[Salem Witches' Institute]] was once thought by some fans to be a wizarding school in the [[United States of America]]; [[J. K. Rowling]] has since said that the Salem Witches' Institute is a joke on the [[Wikipedia:Women's Institutes|Women's Institutes]] in Britain.<ref name="Twitter">[https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/607275327111458816 .@jgrahamhutch The Salem Witches' Institute isn't a school, but a joke on the Women's Institute in the UK.] by [https://twitter.com/jk_rowling J.K. Rowling on Twitter]</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[Pottermore]]''
 
*''[[Pottermore]]''
 
*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]''
 
*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]''
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* [[Wonderbook: Book of Potions|''Wonderbook: Book of Potions'']]
 
*''[[Harry Potter for Kinect]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter for Kinect]]''
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==Notes and references==
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[[ru:Школы магии]]
 
[[Category:Magical schools| ]]
 
[[Category:Magical schools| ]]

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Hogwarts

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, one of the most well-known wizarding schools.

In the wizarding world, there are eleven[1] schools for teaching young witches and wizards magic. These schools generally only accept students from the country in which the school is based in, though some, like Durmstrang Institute, accept any student willing to learn there, but may have other restrictions in place, such as not allowing anyone who is Muggle-born. Traditionally, there has been a rivalry among the various magical schools, and, as such, most schools are hidden both from Muggles and outsiders, with those not in attendance only vaguely aware of the school's general location.

The book An Appraisal of Magical Education in Europe covers the publicly available information on various wizarding schools in Europe.

Known wizarding schoolsEdit

GeneralEdit

  1. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Scotland)
  2. Beauxbatons Academy of Magic (France)
  3. Durmstrang Institute (Scandinavia)

The above three schools are the largest and most well-known in all of Europe; they are connected via a competition known as the Triwizard Tournament, with the winning school receiving a trophy to take back home.

  1. Mahoutokoro (Japan)
  2. Koldovstoretz (Russia)
  3. Uagadou School of Magic (Africa)

With Hogwarts, the above three schools are connected via the Wizarding Schools Potions Championship,  with the winning school receiving a golden cauldron. 

In addition to the above, there are five other wizard schools including one in Brazil and one in the United States of America

Considering there's only eleven schools, it's possible that a few of the schools work on a more regional level, such as accepting students from nearby countries in the fashion of Beauxbatons, or could act on the Durmstrang system, accepting anyone from any country as long as they're there to learn magic.

Specific areas of studyEdit

Outside of general education, the wizarding world offers specialised schools of learning as well. Such schools include the Academy of Broom Flying, Charm School, and the Wizarding Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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